Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has created history by traveling in space with his rocket. Bezos, who returned in capsule to the desert after a ten-minute flight, described it as “the best day ever”. Also, Bezos has thanked the employees and customers of his company for this success.
Jeff Bezos said, “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this. Bezos’ space flight was paid for with money from Amazon customers, the employees said. Paid a little differently.”
Two more flights to space this year
Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 in Kent, Washington, near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. ‘Blue Origin’ CEO Bob Smith has said that by the end of this year the company will have two more flights to space. 600 people are already in line to travel on the Virgin Galactic spacecraft launched by Branson in 2004.
Bezos went to space with his brother, an 18-year-old man from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old woman pilot from Texas. Bezos was the youngest and oldest person to go to space with this trip. Bezos, the founder of ‘Blue Origin’ and Amazon, is the second billionaire to travel to space on his own rocket.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, named after America’s first astronaut Alan B. Shepard, took off with passengers on the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing. Richard Branson of ‘Virgin Galactic’ went to space nine days before Bezos. Blue Origin’s spacecraft reached an altitude of 66 miles (106 kilometers) 10 miles (16 kilometers) higher than Richard Branson reached in space on July 11.